Homes wanted for East Lindsey stray dogs

Six-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Bailey.
Six-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Bailey.

Could you give a loving home to six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier Bailey?

East Lindsey District Council is looking for new ‘forever’ homes for unclaimed dogs like Bailey.

New homes are being sought for 28 dogs and puppies after the council’s dog warden collected an unprecedented amount of strays during 2013-14.

The dogs have all been picked up on the streets of East Lindsey and not claimed meaning new ‘forever homes’ are being sought for all these dogs, each having their own characteristics and requirements.

One breed of dog which the council picks up more than others is the Staffordshire bull terrier or Staffie.

In recent years this breed has suffered from over-breeding and has received a bad reputation making it more difficult for the council to re-home them, but according to the RSPCA, they are wonderful dogs that can be well-behaved, affectionate and playful.

Dog warden Sue Farenden said: “With the recent influx of Staffies we only have a small number of kennels left. This will cause us huge problems in coming months if we cannot re-home some of these dogs.

“We also have other breeds of dog waiting to be re-homed too, so if you are looking to welcome a new pet to your home, why not consider re-homing one of these wonderful dogs?”

Each year the Council collects around 150 abandoned dogs.

For more information on re-homing a Staffordshire bull terrier, or any of the other dogs, contact 01472 388551.